What is the origin of baptism?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini James Kraft

It is important to note that in Acts 10:47 that baptism comes after salvation. That the men to be baptized had already received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13. So baptism is not necessary for salvation, and has nothing to do with salvation which is all by faith alone in what Jesus did for us on the cross.

All those that have trusted Jesus as the only way of salvation are baptized by the Holy Spirit at the moment of belief. Water baptism adds nothing to salvation by grace. It is an outward expression of a persons faith in Jesus finished work on the cross. Baptism has no power to save anyone.

If baptism would save us, then Jesus died in vain.

Salvation is all by faith, not works, so if you add water baptism to salvation by grace, you are adding works to grace. Salvation is by faith alone in what Jesus did for us on the cross plus nothing. Ephesians 2:8-9 Titus 3:5

Romans 11:6 Salvation is by grace, not works. It can only be one or the other. It can not be both. Salvation is by faith alone that only Jesus blood sacrifice for all sin has been paid for. That we are all sinners and can only be saved by what Jesus did for us on the cross.

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